Monoculture and Sustainable Foraging

Monoculture woodlands on chalk provide great fungi hunting grounds, monoculture at it’s best in fact. This plantation style forestry may be frowned upon for bio diversity but can provide abundant fungi of many species that associate with these host trees, winter chanterelles, black trumpets and of course in some places truffle. I will teach you about the woodland ecology, the soil, tree species and ground flora. I will leave you looking at woods in a completely different way; a woodland walk will never be the same again. I will tell you how trees communicate through their root systems and the functions of mycelium.

We will be returning dried truffle to the wild using truffle trimmings not fit for consumption for the kitchen after truffle prep and cleaning. With permission from the landowner we will be inoculating young regenerated whips with a sterile inoculum that I have made at HQ, in areas where there should in my opinion be more truffle presence. I will repeat these inoculations again in subsequent years according to the time of year. as we are loosing woodland habitat as a result of land reclamation/overpopulation I feel it is my obligation to spread the truffle love for the next generation of trees, their communities and others to enjoy as much as I do.

Delicious fresh soup and bread will be served for lunch with truffle of course - along with other wild samples from our foray for you to taste. Please state any dietary requirements

Forage Details

Start 18-11-2018 10:00 am
Finish 18-11-2018 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 20-03-2018
Available places 10
Cut off date 17-11-2018 10:00 pm
Individual Price £100.00
Location Sussex
This forage is fully booked.
£100.00 10